Fishes and Alcohol: Unveiling individual variations in consumption, consequences, and treatment

Science / Life Sciences

To understand why alcohol consumption impacts individuals differently and to assess the societal implications of widespread alcohol use, we will conduct a study on a small fish species that shares over 70% genetic homology with humans. Our objective is to identify individual traits that may predispose individuals to alcoholism and to determine the behavioral and physiological changes associated with the onset of the disease. Subsequently, we will explore whether these behavioral and functional alterations can be inherited: do the offspring of individuals exposed to alcohol exhibit similar behavioral responses and a potential genetic predisposition? Armed with this comprehensive dataset, we will evaluate the efficacy of currently available medications for alcohol dependence on each individual to propose more effective alternative treatments.

Amount invested

R$ 100,000.00
  • Topics
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholism
  • Alternative treatments